Does school really benefit us all

Written by Daniel Cruz, Staff Writer
May 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

School is a part of every student's life, but some people have different opinions or views on whether it is beneficial. Some students think grades measure who can do hours of homework, and some people think that grades can actually measure intelligence. Everybody has different outlooks, but in my opinion...

Can we have class outside?

Written by Taelor Mutz, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Spring is finally here! The weather is becoming a little warmer each day. Being stuck in a classroom all winter makes students feel gloomy. Since our winter season seems to last forever, why can’t we go outside when the weather is finally nice? Having class outside can have many benefits for stud...

Laziness in the form of packets

Written by Stephanie Guzman, Editor-in-Chief
March 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Throughout the span of a student's high school career, he or she encounters a diverse amount of teachers each year with their own teaching methods. Each student has a preferred method of teaching: there’s a reason some teachers stand out as favorites among students. Growing up they tell you there ...

How our views have changed

Written by Stephanie Guzman, Editor-in-Chief
February 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion

From a first lady who promoted body positivity and staying healthy to one who is known for plastic surgery and enhancements, there’s been a dynamic shift for women and girls in America. Women's march broke out across the nation and was overwhelming with response. Women, men, and children of equali...

An open letter to protesters

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Dear protesters, I get it if you’re mad. You got Donald Trump as president, and the Alt-Right is beating you down one politician at a time. But come on! Have a little respect. Just because you don’t like the president, and people are starting to see past your poorly researched facts and your horri...

The power of words

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

You are dumb. You’re ugly. You’re useless. You’re disappointing. You’re embarrassing. You’re ignorant. You’re messy. You’re weak. You’re short. You’re tall. You’re gay. You’re awkward. You’re friendless. You’re weird. You’re obnoxious. You’re… different. Words surround us. T...

The flag we pledge to

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Flags are a symbol most of us are so familiar with; they almost seem to blend into the scenery. We see flags everyday. Some represent small things like movements and organizations while others represent much bigger things, like an entire nation. And it is those flags that need to be addressed, particularly...

Turning a new leaf

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion

As we watch the leaves change from green to the color of our future President, it’s hard not to take a step back and examine how we got here. This race has been a wild one. With two candidates who seem more concerned with the next best insult than their values and policies, it’s hard to find a candidate...

The dead fight

Written by Adriana Watson
October 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In the early 1900s, a movement began that would change this country for the better. Women began to rise up: they dusted off their skirts, grabbed their bicycles and signs, and began to fight for a right that is very dear to Americans. The right to vote. Women came out and gave voice to those whose l...

From shadows to spotlights

Written by Adriana Watson, Staff Writer
October 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In an election where the most boisterous candidate tends to take the win, it’s easy to forget about the supporting actors. However, it is quite possible that the vice president nominees may become far more important than their running mates. It seems that the first, and only, vice presidential debate...

The most watched presidential debate yet?

Written by Adriana Watson, Staff Writer
October 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The time has come for all of us, young or old, to turn on the televisions, grab ourselves a bag of popcorn, and pretend we’ve been paying attention to the snow blizzard that has become the 2016 presidential election. This election has been a year of firsts. Not only have we had the first female...

Written by Jacob Beavers, Staff Writer
May 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Modern media uses movie trailers as selling points. A good trailer will lead to more interest in a film and better sales. With such a focus on profit, is the film industry devaluing the movie going experience? Recently, I went with a friend to see Deadpool. While not being the most well informed ...

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